Saturday, January 26, 2019

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, 2019 - ★★½

Saw an early screening of this follow-up to the AWESOME original Lego Movie and I have to say I was a little disappointed. The movie isn't bad, but it just doesn't feel very fresh after experiencing the original and the Lego Batman movie. We have most of the same characters and voices with the addition of Tiffany Haddish as an evil queen.

The script by Lord and Miller is solid, and there are some good jokes and gags sprinkled throughout but overall it just feels a bit lazy and tired. Not as inventive and engaging as the animated Spider-Man film I saw last month. Worth a watch, but certainly no one needs to rush out to a theater to see it.

In what is surely an analogy to the current political climate, this film proclaims what I feel about Lego Movie 2: Everything's NOT Awesome.

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